These Photoshopped Instagrams of Dead Rock Stars Are Damn Good

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Some of these fake, Photoshopped Instagrams of dead rock stars—created by Brazilian designer Butcher Billy—are really good. My favorite are these two, Cash and Mercury, but there are more.

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I'd like to think that Elvis, Cash, Mercury, Ramone, Cobain and all those glorious dead rock stars wouldn't participate in the internet promotional circus that is Twitter, Instagram or Facebook... But then, they all paraded through the equivalent media of the day, from Carson to MTV, so—why not? Heck, even the Rolling Stones have Instagram and Facebook accounts nowadays—although they probably don't give a damn about it except because it helps them to get business.

Whatever. I wouldn't give a damn as long as they were still alive. [ThaegerThanks to Lupanar de Omar!]

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Illustration for article titled These Photoshopped Instagrams of Dead Rock Stars Are Damn Good

Vicious, Nancy and Cobain.

Illustration for article titled These Photoshopped Instagrams of Dead Rock Stars Are Damn Good

Ramones and Elvis.

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newgalactic
newgalactic

I find these photos almost offensive.

Kirk Cobain - so complicated an individual, he killed himself in the prime of his career; shilling for Apple.

Johnny Cash - broke social norms and risked the judgement of his peers by performing for inmates at Folsum; immensly passionate about an iPhone.

Elvis - he shared the spotlight with NO ONE.

The Ramones - turning themselves into walking billboards (as if).

...this is the marketing equivalent of Mormons baptizing others into their faith posthumously.